Grocery Store Foods That Improve Your Fighting Chance Against COVID-19

Dec 22, 2020 11:05 PM EST | By Josh Summers (

Grocery Store Foods You Must Have to Help you Against COVID-19 Strains
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A shopper pushes a trolley through a Tesco Extra supermarket carpark in Wembley on November 7, 2020 in London, England. The country has gone into it's second national lockdown since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began.

Variety of Grocery Store Foods are available in your local supermarket, but with the emergence of COVID-19, what foods should you take home and story in your fridge?

Medical Experts are encouraging everyone to consume foods that will reinforce the immune system and respond against microbes that might harm your body. Since going out for grocery shopping daily is not ideal because of the risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection, identifying foods that are helpful and healthy cannot also be done in a short amount of period. 

Grocery Store Foods

From breakfast, lunch, and dinner, vegetables, proteins, and fiber are available in the grocery stands but how do you identify that these foods are helpful for your immune system and lessening the risks of COVID-19?

Here are some of the food from the grocery store also mentioned by Eat This Not That you can stock up in your fridge and better prepare your family for possible infection. 

Read also: What COVID-19 Patients Should Eat and Avoid for Fast Recovery

Leafy Greens

Grocery Store Foods You Must Have to Help you Against COVID-19 Strains
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Workers at East Lothian produce harvest a field of sprouts they are growing for Christmas on November 25, 2020 in Dunbar, Scotland. Brussels Sprouts are the farm's main vegetable crop raising over 210 hectares' worth of sprouts each year, they plant between April and May, and start harvesting from late August all the way through until early April.

Green leafy vegetables are always said by medical experts to be a very important part of an individual's diet. 

According to Parsley Health, these dark, leafy vegetables are a great source of different nutrients such as fiber, folate, iron, Vitamins C and K, and calcium. Founder of Ancient Nutrition, Dr. Josh Axe, D.N.M., C.N.S., shares in an interview with Eat This Not That, saying including these vegetables in the diet means a lot of intake of Vitamin C that may aid in controlling the levels of free radicals in the body, which helps in eradicating the viruses and bacteria. 

Frozen Veggies

Grocery Store Foods You Must Have to Help you Against COVID-19 Strains
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Organic frozen broccoli, beans and other vegetables lie in a refrigerator display at a branch of German organic grocery store chain Bio Company on January 10, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Organic foods retailers are reporting a surge in demand following the recent dioxin contamination scandal sparked by the announcement by the German company Harles and Jentsch that some of the fatty proteins it had supplied to animals feeds producers was tainted with dioxin. German authorities responded by barring 4,700 mostly poultry and hog farms from selling their products until laboratory tests could guarantee them dioxin free. Investigators are meanwhile pursuing a criminal investigation against the leading employees at Harles and Jentsch.

If you think that this vegetable does not have any nutrients in them, well you are wrong. Kara Stanley of St. Elizabeth Physicians shares with Healthy Headlines that frozen food is just as healthy as fresh. She adds that it is true from vegetables rich in fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A and E, and carotenoids which act as antioxidants in the body. 

Emily Winkler a registered dietitian from Onnit also points out in her interview with Eat This Not That saying frozen vegetables are flash frozen making them not cooked with a ton of sodium like canned vegetables. 

Bone Broth

Grocery Store Foods You Must Have to Help you Against COVID-19 Strains
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Fish Bone Broth prepared by Chef April Bloomfield during S.Pellegrino Taste Guide Event With Chefs April Bloomfield & Ludo Lefebvre at Hudson River Park at Pier 46 on June 29, 2017 in New York City.

Usually used as soup, this holy grail is a great weapon of prevention against COVID-19. Dr. Axe adds in his interview with Eat This Not That, that the bone broth has several compounds that support the gut microbiome where 70% of the body's immune system is located. 

The Collegian adds that collagen in the bone broth is beneficial for a variety of autoimmune diseases and healthy connective tissues which enables them to resist pathogens and even possible ward of cancer cells' development. 


Grocery Store Foods You Must Have to Help you Against COVID-19 Strains
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A seasonal worker from Ukraine wears protective plastic gloves as she harvests strawberries in a field during the ongoing coronavirus crisis on May 27, 2020 in Zaluski, Poland. Farmers across Poland, who depend on foreign, seasonal workers to harvest, face a serious labour shortage following the closure of borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Poland's strawberry basin (North area of Masovian Voivodeship) is now facing an estimated "70%" cut in workforce putting a thread to the strawberry crops. Apart from the shortage of foreign workforce, Polish agriculture suffers from what is considered the worst drought of the last decades.

Comes in frozen or fresh these super fruits benefit more than just what you think. Eat This Not That reports that Dr. Axe shares with them consuming all kinds of berries because they have Vitamins C, A, and other antioxidants. He adds that these fruits boost the antioxidant activity and help protect and repair connective tissues in the gut which is vital for immune defenses. 

Make sure to have these grocery store foods in your cart the next you have your trip to the grocery store. Even though the COVID-19 vaccine is now being rolled across the United States, prevention is still better than cure. 

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